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Home Health Aide
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Reports to Director of Nurses

Department: Clinical

Position Summary

Works under the supervision of the Director of Nursing or designated registered nurse. Provides direct patient care as assigned by the registered nurse. Provides quality and delivery of home health care services.

Position Qualifications

  • High school graduation of GED required
  • Home Health Aide certification required as obtained through successful completion of an
       approved program
  • Shall have one year experience preferred in home health care in an institutional setting, such as a
       hospital or nursing home, OR shall have one year experience within the last five years in  direct
       patient care in a home health agency setting preferred; OR
  • Evidence of sympathetic attitude toward car of the sick
  • Demonstrated ability to read, write and carry out directions
  • Good verbal and written communications skills required
  • Attends twelve (12) hours of Aide oriented in-services per year
  • Shall have a criminal history check conducted prior to being offered permanent employment with
       this agency
  • Is able to work closely supervised to ensure competence in providing patient care.

Physical Requirements

  • Visual | hearing ability sufficient to comprehend written/verbal communication
  • Ability to perform tasks involving physical activity, which may include heavy lifting and extensive
       bending and standing
  • Able to work a minimum of 49 hours per week
  • Able to bend and stand an average of 6 hours per day
  • Able to lift up to 50-75 pounds
  • Able to write up to 3 hours per day
  • Able to work in a stressful environment
  • Able to drive 50-100 miles per day depending on if required by job
  • Able to assess and communicate with ill patients, co-workers, and general public
  • Is neat in appearance and practicve, with good personal hygiene

May be employed by the agency if he or she has met the following conditions: Home Health Aide is expected to pass competency examination with at least an 80% or better. The content of the competency evaluation of the agency will include but is not limited to:

  • Communication skills
  • Observation, reporting, and documentation of a client's status and the care or service furnished
  • Reading and recording temperatures, pulse, and respiration, and blood pressures
  • Basic infection control procedures and instruction on universal precautions
  • Basic elements of body functions and changes in body function that must be reported to the
       supervisor
  • Maintenance of a clean, healthy and safe environment recognizing emergencies and knowledge of
       emergency procedures
  • The physical, emotional, and development needs of and ways to work with the populations served
       by the agency including, the need for respect of the client and his or her privacy and property

Last Updated ( Monday, 29 October 2012 14:58 )